Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Diego

1631 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, California, 92108, United States
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seaport village parking

by kpsteward

Beyond the "two free hours" with a Seaport Village purchase, how much is parking per hour? Also, can you get your car out after 10pm?

Re: seaport village parking

by travelgourmet

2 dollars per 20 minutes after the free 2 hours with purchase. Village shops Open 10am -10pm. The restaurants stay open a little later, but to be sure why not park at a nearby hotel. They have 24 hour rates of 24 dollars. Call one up and see if they allow a non guest to stay in the lot. Usually they have restaurants on site that must have parking for diners. The closest hotel is the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Re: seaport village parking

by Jamesr3939

There are some metered slots along the street, but you have to take a chance of finding one and then go back and feed the meter. If you don't mind walking a little you can find public parking lots a few blocks away.

Re: seaport village parking

by lmkluque

There are two metered lots at Seaport Village, besides the two large parking lots that most people use, that you can park your car at. It might be worth taking a look at the meters charge with the idea of moving your car after the two hour free parking.

The Pacific Highway entrance to Seaport Village has a small meetered lot to the right, just before entering the regular parking lot.

The other metered lot is reached from the Kettner Boulevard entrance to Seaport Village. Drive straight through to the back, to the Embarcadero Marina Park. This metered parking area is larger than the first and usually not as full all the them.

Another idea would be to park your car at the nearest SD Trolley station that has a parking lot which offers free parking. Take the SD Trolley to the Seaport Village Trolley station at Kettner and Harbor Drive.

Travel Tips for San Diego

Things to Do & Places to Go between OC & SD

by risse73

There are many places I can recommend. It is best to drive from OC to SD because there are many points of interest along the way.

Along PCH, any of the OC beach areas are good. If you want to stop by the "surfer" capital, Hungtington beach gives you that mainstream beachy/touristy feel; however, along the way-Laguna Beach is more tranquil and you can stroll around there. Laguna Beach also has a bunch of nice shops and artists' galleries. They have an annual Sawdust Art Festival held around June-August.

Mission San Juan Capistrano is en route to SD and close to the 405 S freeway. It's one of the California missions and gives you a feel for what "old" California was like. See their website:

There are also many other beaches along the road to SD and you may stop at any one of them if you wish. I suggest heading towards the east from there and do a quick stop in one of the local wineries in Temecula.

Of course, don't forget the following in SD: San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, the Historic Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla Shores, and possibly a quick run in Tijuana?

There are many restaurants around Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla, etc. The only restaurant I can remember is the Royal Thai Cuisine in the Gaslamp Quarter. As for other restaurants, I forgot their names, sorry!

Here are some websites:

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association:
Old Town:
Gaslamp Quarter:
Royal Thai Cuisine in the Gaslamp Quarter:
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Tijuana Border Crossing Information:

Good luck & do enjoy beautiful Southern California! Everything that Southern California has to offer brings back warm memories!

San Diego Tip

by nearonm

The best thing about San Diego was the laid back mentality of those that lived and worked there. Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to make sure you had a good time. Keeping my kids(6,10years old)entertained was no problem at all.The San Diego Zoo,Sea World, and The Wild Animal Kingdom were entertaining as well as educational. The rest of the time was spent at the house chilling at the pool.With no humidity and highs in the mid to high 70's one could not ask for more perfect weather.

Heritage Park Sherman Gilbert House

by Pawtuxet

An 1887 Stick Eastlake house first owned by John Sherman, has a widow's walk and circular window. It was moved to Heritage Park in 1971. The Gilbert sisters brought many internationally famous entertainers to this home in the early years.

Horse racing by the beacfh

by spartan

Visit the Del Mar Race Track for the horse racing season. Just a solid chip shot from the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar opened its gates back in 1937. The man at the turnstile collecting tickets that day was none other than the original laid-back Californian himself, Bing Crosby. Bing and a bunch of his Hollywood buddies hatched this marvelous idea for a horse palace by the ocean where you could play all day, party all night and leave cares of the world behind.

See a play in Balboa at the...


See a play in Balboa at the Old Globe Theatre. One of the coolest things there is the burned sculpture of Shakespeare, recovered from the original burned down Globe Theatre in London. Balboa Park also has a few museums, concert venues, and culture.


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